Learn from other’s mistakes: customer service fail

We’ve all been there. Whether it’s a cable company, your phone company, an airline, etc. there’s most likely been a time where you’re put on hold for what seems like forever, then when you do reach someone you’re transferred to and from departments until you reach the person you actually need to...read more

Avoid This Type of Phone Support

Have you ever purchased a product or paid for a service and then were asked to provide your input and feedback on your experience? Most likely your answer is ‘yes.’ But, the best is when you are lead or pressured to respond a certain way. For example, when an associate or clerk tells you that you’ll...read more

Registration is Open: Cvent Webinar with MarketingProfs

For decades, segmentation (of markets and customers) has been an accepted tool for tailoring offerings (messages, media, products and services) cost-efficiently.  Indeed, the debate has gone past whether or not segmentation is a valuable tool for effectively reaching markets and customers.  Rather,...read more

Still “Pretty in Pink?” What if Andie and Duckie Ended up Together?

It’s the stuff of Hollywood legend. The question posed in the title of this blog post is based on the fact that the original ending of “Pretty in Pink,” the seminal film from the 80’s, was changed. Yes, that iconic scene in the parking lot, when Molly Ringwald, after the now ubiquitous rom-com run,...read more

Cash for Culture: Would You Quit Your Job for $5,000?

Recently, Amazon made headlines for its unorthodox approach to tackling a challenge every company faces. It’s the question haunting senior management and human resources professionals everywhere: How do you find out which employees are bringing your company down and what can you do to stop them?...read more

Webinar Q&A: Crimes in Survey Design

Last Thursday, I hosted the Crimes in Survey Design webinar. We had many great questions come in that we unfortunately did not have time to get to, but have answered below! If you missed the webinar or would like to watch it again, the recording is available here. What is the ideal rating scale: 5...read more

Customers Keep No Secrets

In this day and age, customers keep no secrets—word spreads like rapid fire, fueled by social media and technology. A 2013 Customer Rage Study found that since 2011, the percentage of dissatisfied customers who rant about poor customer service on social-networking sites has almost doubled, from 19...read more

Top 15 Blog Posts of 2013

I can’t believe 2013 is almost over! There are so many great blogs that we’ve posted over the past 12 months, that I wanted to keep up with tradition and give all of our readers a recap of the most popular blog posts of 2013! Enjoy! Samples at Random Sometimes being random is exactly what your...read more

5 Customer Service Lessons from United

I tend not to plan my "entertainment" very well when I fly somewhere. I always have things to do on the flight (writing this for example), but not for the first or last twenty minutes when all electronic devices must be stowed. Thus, I'm left with no other option than to flip through Sky Mall...read more

When Twitter Customer Support Goes Too Far

This last weekend I was moving the final things from the house we're selling into a storage unit. We rented a van to help us move so we didn't have to make a ton of trips back and forth. When picking up the van, the woman behind the counter was extremely rude to the person in front of us. It came...read more
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